Tribest Humio HU-1020-B Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier Review

Tribest Humio HU-1020-B Humidifier reviews and product details. I had never heard of the company Tribest before, but my girlfriend urged me to give them a try. Tribest manufactures home appliances (mostly for the kitchen) that help promote a living a healthy lifestyle. So at first, I did find it a little interesting that they also manufacture humidifiers. When I first saw this machine, it reminded me of many of the Drop Shape Cool Mist units made by Crane. It’s an ultrasonic machine that holds a little less than the drop shape unit and comes with a unique color-changing night lamp.

The unique feature is that it allows you to insert aroma oils, which can be dispersed throughout your room. If you’re into lavender oil, tea tree oils, etc., then this unit might be exactly what you’re looking for to relax while also helping treat your cold and flu symptoms.


Tribest HU-1020-B Humio Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier
  • Ultrasonic Technology: Choose between two levels of humidity...
  • LED Night Lamp: When the water tank is empty, LED lights...
  • Intelligent Aromatherapy: Add essential oils to the oil...
  • Easy to Clean: The removable neck unscrews for easier...

The Tribest Humio HU1020 is a machine that is meant for small rooms up to 100 ft.². Its tank can hold up to 0.5 gals and outputs 180 ml/hr for up to 10 hours of operation. As per the Tribest website, this machine uses very little power consumption and consumes less energy than a light bulb. Since this is also a cool-mist humidifier, it can safely be used in your children’s room and has the flexibility to be used all year round.

In my opinion, this unit is geared towards those who love aromatherapy or going for yoga and regular massages. Even acupuncture patients may find this very calming and soothing as well. My girlfriend is pretty big on that kind of stuff, and that’s why I think she loves this unit so much.

Product Details

  • Ultrasonic technology provides an evenly dispersed cool mist without leaving your room feeling stuffy or muggy like other humidifiers.
  • When powered on, the led night lamp rotates between soft, soothing colors or can be set at your favorite color, creating the perfect ambiance.
  • The aromatherapy compartment lets you fill your home with your favorite scents and essential oils for a natural therapeutic experience.
  • Easy push-button controls and filter-less design provide ease of use with minimal cleanup.
  • Include A LED Nightlamp
  • Ultrasonic Technology
  • Add your favorite essential oils
  • Humio for Health
  • 2 levels of humidity high and low.
  • I thought I was going to love this humidifier, but it’s on its way back because it grows mold so quickly, despite my following the directions. I literally cannot even make it to the suggested “weekly cleaning” because it will grow mold in half that time (disassembled and drying during the day or in use with freshwater, and nearly always in use at night).

WHAT did I like?

Like the Crane EE-5301, the Tribest Humio HU1020 Ultrasonic Humidifier also has a 360° degree rotating output nozzle for your mist. I didn’t find it as effective, but it’s still nice to have the ability to adjust its position. The randomly changing colors are also a nice attractive feature, especially at night or while getting a massage. I really liked how the colors pulse/slowly flicker when the water needs to be replaced. This is an exceptional feature that helps you save even more energy in the long run.

Overall the machine operates great. I never have to worry about re-filling it in the middle of the night, and I don’t really have any problems receiving the right amount of moisture, whether in the winter or the spring/summer.

Another thing I liked about this unit was that it’s very quiet when in operation. Plus, it doesn’t require any filters. That way, you don’t have to worry about any regular additional costs either.


Right off the bat, I didn’t like how limited its room’s capacity was. I think this machine would work great in a living room or family room type of setting, but that’s just my opinion. Another thing I didn’t like was I found the price to be a little bit expensive. It is a special humidifier style and provides unique health benefits compared to most of the competition.


You’re not the first parent to inquire about which is the best humidifier to use in their baby’s room. The biggest debate is whether to purchase a cool mist or a warm mist machine. As we already know, a cool-mist will disperse room temperature moisture while a warm mist will actually heat the water and disperse heated moisture or humidity.

Now, if you search for other resources online (which I encourage you to do), the general consensus is that a cool-mist is the ideal machine to choose for your child. The reason is that it doesn’t include any heated mechanisms and therefore is less of a danger to your child in two ways. One, if they manage to get their hands on the unit, it could burn their hands. Two, if they are too close to the unit while in operation, it could be too hot for their nasal passages.

There is another debate, though. As per Mayoclinic, it doesn’t matter if you use a warm mist or a cool-mist unit to treat colds because, by the time the mist reaches your child’s lower airways, it ends up being the same temperature anyway. So, if you’re set on a warm mist unit and are able to place it in an unreachable position that’s safe, then it might not be such a bad idea. (Source)

I currently use cool mist machines with our children, and so far, they have no complaints. Our kids are now coming to the age where they understand that these machines are not toys. So if one day they ask to try a warm mist in their room, I will feel a little more comfortable.

I hope this article has helped you with your decision on which is the best humidifier style for your baby. Crane makes a wide selection of units meant for use with children, and you can read a detailed review of their Hello Kitty model here. Tribest Humio HU-1020-B Humidifier


If you really know how aromatherapy works, you can combine these machines humidifier benefits and treat more health problems than your average device. With that said, this is probably one of the most health-conscious units we have ever tried and am very interested in seeing what other products this company has available.